What are the symptoms of supraspinatus tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of supraspinatus tendinitis?

Sudden onset of sharp pain in the shoulder with tearing sensation – More suggestive of a rotator cuff tear.

  • Gradual increase in shoulder pain with overhead activities – More suggestive of an impingement problem.
  • How do you test for supraspinatus tendonitis?

    The supraspinatus can be tested by having the patient abduct the shoulders to 90 degrees in forward flexion with the thumbs pointing downward. The patient then attempts to elevate the arms against examiner resistance (Figure 3). This is often referred to as the “empty can” test.

    What causes supraspinatus tendonitis?

    The main cause behind Supraspinatus Tendinitis is the inflammation of the Supraspinatus tendons. Another cause of Supraspinatus Tendinitis is the Supraspinatus tear that causes the supraspinatus tendons to impinge upon the acromium leading to pain.

    What causes pain in the supraspinatus tendon?

    It is a common cause of shoulder pain. The supraspinatus tendon lies in the subacromial space and is a part of the rotator cuff muscles. Overuse of the supraspinatus tendon is attributed to be the principal factor that predisposes to this condition.

    Where is the supraspinatus located in the shoulder?

    Supraspinatus Location The supraspinatus is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles that embrace the shoulder joint (the other 3 being infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis). It extends from the upper back surface of the shoulder blade (scapula) to the upper part of the upper arm bone (humerus).

    When to seek medical advice for supraspinatus tendonitis?

    Supraspinatus Tendonitis may develop in isolation but it is often associated with other shoulder problems such as subacromial bursitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, biceps tendonitis and rotator cuff tears. Mild supraspinatus tendonitis often goes unnoticed but what typically leads people to seek medical advice is shoulder and upper arm pain.

    Can a Bursa Bursa cause supraspinatus tendon pain?

    If you’ve ever been diagnosed with bursitis, it’s possible the supraspinatus tendon is the true source of your pain, not the shoulder bursa. In this case, the pain does not resolve with typically prescribed anti-inflammatory medications.